The Galleries of Remembrance are closed for maintenance on Tuesday 18 June. The memorial remains open for visitors.
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View of the Shrine's Visitor Centre Courtyard

About the Shrine

The Shrine of Remembrance was founded in 1934 as the National War Memorial of Victoria. Our purpose, vision, mission and people are at the heart of everything we do. 

The Shrine is a place of national, state, and cultural significance. Our enduring purpose is to be a memorial honouring the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, peacemaking and peacekeeping.

We do this by:

  • engaging more than one million people annually as visitors and participants in our commemorative and education programs
  • conducting more than 200 commemorative ceremonies each year, including major Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services
  • developing and delivering high quality education and learning programs to students and communities across Victoria

Vision, mission and values 

Our vision  

That all Victorians remember, value and commemorate service and sacrifice.

Our mission 

To engage all Victorians in commemoration through reflection, ceremony, education and learning.

Our values  

In all our dealings with the service community, students, tourists and other visitors, staff and volunteers are committed to the values of integrity, loyalty, service, respect and inclusion.